Swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Hartwell are prime reasons to visit Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area in northeast Georgia. Large mouth bass, hybrid bass, striper, black crappie, bream, rainbow trout and wall-eyed pike can be found in the sparkling waters of this 55,590 acre reservoir. The park’s boat ramps and docks offer easy access to all water sports. Visitors can also enjoy hiking/biking trails and a children’s playground.
A self-registration campground is open seasonally, with most sites located on the scenic lake shore. Campsites feature water and electrical hook-ups, while hot showers and a pumping station are nearby.
Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities
- 147 Acres
- Lake Hartwell
- 42 Campsites — site-specific
- 16 Walk-In Campsites — site-specific
- Boat Ramp
Things To Do & See
March 15–September 15
From September 16–March 14, the park is closed due to seasonal hours.
Park Hours 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fees & Passes
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
Richard B. Russell State Park 706-213-2045
330 Hart Park Road
Hartwell, GA 30643
N 34.376433 | W -082.910666